Fire and Hemlock musical terms
juliette at harvestroad.com
Mon May 16 22:44:25 EDT 2005
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I played the flute a lot in my teenage years and can offer a non-academic explanation of these terms. They tell a musician how a piece of music is to be played -- how fast, in what style, whether smoothly or energetically or whatever. The instruction is printed on the top left corner of the sheet music. Here are the translations that I was taught:
allegro vivace: quickly and brightly
andante cantabile: A slower, sweet, song-like style
allegro con fuoco: quickly and with fire
presto molto agitato: fast and agitated
scherzando: light and playful, dance-like
Hope that helps.
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